The Miners Foundry Cultural Center can easily accommodate a wide range of special events including plays, concerts, private parties, auctions, conferences, weddings, expos, and fairs. Featuring high ceilings with large timber trusses throughout, the space is comprised of the Stone Hall, the Osborn/Woods Hall, the Upper Gallery, the Foyer, the Kitchen, and the Conference Room.
The Stone Hall was originally a machine shop and was built using native stone and heavy exposed beams. Now it is used as a charming banquet, reception, and special event hall. Amenities include chandeliers, a working stone fireplace, and antique furnishings. The Stone Hall is accessible from the Foyer, the Kitchen, and the back deck.
The Foyer was once the Foundry’s blacksmith shop and now houses antique machines, interpretive displays, and artifacts. The Foyer has been used as a ceremony, reception, and cocktail site. A large picture window allows natural light to fill the room and a long ramp presents opportunities for unique photographs of your event.
Adjacent to the Foyer is the Upper Gallery. The Upper Gallery was the primary location for the manufacturing of the Pelton Wheel. The room now features a large chandelier and graceful archways. The Upper Gallery has many uses including a ceremony site or cocktail area.
The Osborn/Woods Hall is adjacent to the Upper Gallery and may also be rented for events. Named in honor of the founders of the American Victorian Museum, the Osborn/Woods Hall features a wooden dance floor, a permanent stage, theatrical lighting, and a world class sound system. Strands of cafe lights across the ceiling create a romantic look for dinner or dancing.
Next to the Upper Gallery are the Restrooms and the Conference Room. The restrooms are multi-stall and handicapped accessible. The Conference Room is included in wedding rentals and can be used as a private room for the bridal party, offering a full length mirror, table, chairs, and a sink.
On-site Parking is included with over 50 spaces available A parking map can also be provided, indicating the location of additional parking in downtown Nevada City, within walking distance of the Foundry. The Foundry is universally accessible.
The Foundry has a number of outdoor spaces for photos and guest enjoyment. The Gardens feature historical mining artifacts and include a number of native trees and plants including Japanese Maple, Flowering Cherry, Flowering Plum, and Dogwood, creating a lovely scene blooming year round. The front garden offers a stone patio and charming stone bench. The back gardens include a large ivy wall and arbor with attractive climbing plants.